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Lisbon St Lewiston Looking Toward Main St

1940s - Elliott Epstein Collection

Thank you to Elliott Epstein for the photo
Note: Itinerant peddlers were gradually replaced in the late 1800s and early 1900s by retail merchants, scrap dealers, shoe manufacturers and professionals. This postcard shows upper Lisbon Street in Lewiston, looking towards Main Street, in the 1940s. Lisbon Street, the downtown’s busiest commercial corridor, was the site of many Jewish-owned businesses which sold clothing, jewelry, furniture and food as well as offices of professionals like lawyers, dentists and optometrists. New England Furniture, one of the oldest and most successful Jewish retail stores, is pictured in the foreground.

Related organizations:
 New England Furniture;